Another edition of We Recommend, in which we do our very best to solve book-related questions, needs, and other miscellany, and then turn them over to you, the readers, who really solve them. Need help finding the right book? E-mail us with some information about your reader, likes and dislikes, and anything else, and we'll do our best. Now, on to our current challenge!
As we all know, little kids are pretty much, well, nuts (not like us, who are veritable paragons of sanity). We have a rush recommendation situation, from someone who says:
My daughter is
turning three, and is obsessed with books that have anything to do with a
doctor. Maybe "obsessed" is too strong a word, but she does get excited
when she sees a doctor in any kind of book, and we have to stay on that page for
awhile. So, we have a dollar store version of the Velveteen Rabbit that
someone gave us a year or so ago, and my daughter was not interested in it at
all until I read part of it about the boy getting sick and the doctor saying all
the toys with germs had to be tossed out. She really wants a copy of the
book with an illustration of the actual doctor. Are you or your readers
aware of any such version? I'm sort of in a hurry, her birthday is
What seems so odd to me in this is that the doctor is more or less the bad guy, "He mustn't have that anymore. Burn it at once." But, there you go. There were often odd interests in various books (the shoe page!) that can never fully be explained.
Sadly, our copy has no picture of the doctor. But does anyone know of one? Help a parent out….